How much does Dakota State University cost?

Dakota State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $9,276
Out-of-state $12,249
On-Campus Room and Board $6,873
Off-Campus Room and Board $6,466
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $13,558
$30,000-$48,000 $13,678
$48,000-$75,000 $17,537
$75,000-$110,000 $13,558
Over $110,000 $19,040

Dakota State University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 95% $4,395
Federal Grants 36% $4,351
Pell grants 35% $3,764
Other federal grants 14% $1,156
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 21% $1,306
Institutional grants or scholarships 72% $1,955
Student loan aid 74% $7,401
Federal student loans 73% $6,514
Other student loans 15% $8,814

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Dakota State University Admissions

What is Dakota State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 83%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 9% of applicants
SAT Reading 470-610
SAT Math 490-610
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 90% of applicants
Composite Score 20-26

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Dakota State University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 2962
Living on campus 8%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Dakota State University Graduation Success

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About Dakota State University


820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Distant Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify